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« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2010, 06:19:10 PM »

Thank you, Chispa.  It is an honour to be included in your journey.  I think of you often and pray that all will be well with you.

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« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2010, 08:22:23 PM »

Well Chipsa it is nice to see you have a sense a humor about this. I imagine I am one of few here to have experienced menopause and I think it is really cruel that on top of chemo you now have menopause. I wish you the best.

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« Reply #107 on: April 13, 2010, 09:37:31 PM »

Hugs - praying you are feeling well soon.


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« Reply #108 on: April 14, 2010, 03:37:02 AM »

Don't worry , don't be sad , keep a good mood ! And ask suggestion from the doctors.
Firstly, smell it. we can smell it by its unique leather sapper. If you study imitation coach purses  deeply, you will know if it is fake or not by smelling it. But only those people who are quite familiar with purses coach products can do it. Secondly, check out the lining. It is a very import clew. Real coach bags’ lining have good flexibility. Thirdly, check out the inner cloth material. Inner cloth for authentic coach purses are made of canvas with wide grain and obvious veins. But if not real one, the vein is not clear and you cannot see the structure. From this point of view, It is not difficult to recognize real coach bags and fake one.

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« Reply #109 on: April 14, 2010, 07:22:41 PM »

 I am done with my treatments!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boy that feels good to say. Currently, I am still feeling the side effects of radiation, which we are told last 10 – 14 days after the last treatment. Radiation sucked less than chemo, but the final verdict is not quite out yet.......

A long time ago, in a hospital not too far away, I entered the radiology oncology department. Greeted by a number of aliens (doctors and nurses, go with the new theme), our favorite, Dr. Bradley, attempted to explain in her own language what the ins, outs, and insides of the procedures would be. Luckily, we had done much research and my own husband has been studying their language carefully. After many questions, we scheduled the planning CT Scan to pinpoint the area to be treated.

CT SCAN - I entered the freezing chamber (I was told they need to keep the room cold so the machine doesn’t overheat). I also had done research and asked them, ”When was this machine last calibrated?” I took them by surprise. Before they did anything, the commanding nuclear physicist appeared in front of me reassuring me that the storm troopers do not touch the machine and that the Commanders (nuclear physicists) calibrate every machine in the morning. Good, I thought.

They took pictures of their subject, me, and then proceeded to ask me to remove the upper garments…it is freezing. They were very kind and offered a blanket. Phew!

I was laid down on what seemed to be a blue beach raft. It was soft because, instead of air, it was full of little tiny Styrofoam beads. They placed a long hose on top of my abdomen and covered me with a plastic cover. In a matter of seconds, they immobilized me by sucking the air out of the bag. I could barely breathe. I found out the hose was a vacuum that sucked the air so the aliens could make a mold of my body…you think they may clone me?

After I was completely sucked in (now I know how a sausage feels), they placed me inside the machine and did the scan. Later, they placed a machine, a small box on top of my chest, to measure my breaths and their rhythm. This way they could track the movement of my invasive tumor.

Just when I thought I was done, two lovely aliens, one wearing a shorter coat than the other, wanted to tattoo me to map the position of the rays: two on the sides for leveling and two in the sternum area. Let me tell you, they are not tattoo artists, because if they were, they wouldn’t have any clients…they hurt!

I was thinking, as I layed on the million-dollar machine that could overheat, couldn’t they afford a tattooing gun? Well, they dropped a bit of black ink on my chest, inserted a needle, and wiggled it around until they were sure the ink had penetrated deep enough.
I felt as if I had been abducted and experimented on by aliens, and I have the tattoos to prove it! Maybe I could sell my story to the National Enquirer and make a few bucks.

After Dr. Bradley planned my radiation, it was decided I would receive linear therapy, which means I would receive the rays from the top and bottom, in a different machine than the one I had originally been planning. Regardless, 17 treatments - no more, no less.

The treatments were every day, no weekends.

The treatments went like this…I walked into a room where my body mold laid on a bed. I disrobed from the waist up, laid down, all this time with a towel covering my private areas (I am shy, so I was glad). I was wrapped in a plastic cover with a hose placed on my abdomen and between my legs. They sucked the air out of the plastic cover while my hands were holding on to plastic bars above my head, so I couldn’t move. Breathing is apparently not a priority. The radiation machine rotates to the bottom, and everyone leaves the room. The rays go on for an average of 20 seconds, and then the machine rotates to the top. The radiologists come back and remove a plate from the machine, my arms are tired, then 20 more seconds of radiation from the top. The suction is released, Ahhh! I can go home now.

At first, I felt nauseous after the treatments. This got better with time. I also was tired, but no excuse was good enough for any of my drivers. They made me take 2 flights of stairs, as well as the long walks to the radiation department. Recently, as we were warned and thus expected, I have developed itchy blotchy skin in the radiated area and have had difficulty and painful swallowing. Sleep is hard to come by, but the Benadryl helps.

Some things I have learned…

Doctor coats: Depending on how long they have been practicing correlates to how long their coats are. Students wear short white coats, residents a bit longer and full doctors coats come to their knees. I want a doctor with a train!

My dad is finally letting his hair grow out. So am I! I have had a bad hair day for the last 7 months. Thanks Dad!

My family has been amazing, and even though we are far apart geographically, we have celebrated the milestones together. I know I will be the most popular at our summer get-togethers since I probably can zap mosquitoes as they get close to me.

Friends…wow! (Brillkids friends included) Everyone has been and continues to be so supportive.

I am so lucky to live in a place were the health care facilities are fantastic and up to date in the latest treatments. My doctors have been wonderful, compassionate and caring.

No one deserves cancer. It sucks! I firmly believe that having a support system is a major contributor to the survivor rate…I am sure of it! Thanks to all of my support system.

Prayer gives you hope! I rely on God to help me look forward. I know He is at my side and Craig (my husband) at my other.

My prayers go out to all of you.

Maria Elena 

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« Reply #110 on: April 14, 2010, 07:59:14 PM »

Maria Elena,

I am so happy to hear that your battle is over.  I pray that you are healthy for the rest of your life.  You should write a book.  You seem to have a witty sense of humor that I like.

My sister-in-law has been battling cancer for the last year.  She was stage 4.  They can't get rid of the tumors on her liver.  I don't know what will be the outcome with her.  My cousin, 40 years old, was also just diagnosed with breast cancer.  What a nasty disease.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your journey.  May God continue to bless you and keep you.


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« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2010, 08:35:29 AM »

Dear Maria,

I just tumbled upon this message as I was looking for some downloads. Ayurvedic has healed all those who have come to AYUSHAKTI and who has been diagnosed with cancer or any other disease by simply changing their lifestyle and practising ancient remedies that does not require anyone to undergo radiation or chemotheraphy.  For more information on this powerful ancient remedy, check out the website www.ayushakti.usa

You can also write a personal email to the doctors and they will guide you on the llifestyle and treatments.

This ayurvedic programme is being aired on the Malaysian Channel called ZEE TV , CHANNEL 108. It is called YOGA FOR YOU; at the end of the segment the world best pulse reader, Dr Pankaj Naram or his wife Dr Smitha Naram would share the ancient secret to the viewers. It is a daily programme, and if you can you should watch them , it is reallly amazing and it really miracle so many people around the world has been cured!

I have seen people being healed from cancer, diabetic, blindness, coma and any disease by just following this ancient secrets.

Take care god bless you.


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« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2010, 08:47:50 PM »

Dear Maria Elena,
I wish you a permanent victory over this nasty sickness, you are in my prayers! I second Krista G -write a book, your insight and humor will be appreciated by many!
God bless you!


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« Reply #113 on: April 17, 2010, 12:50:40 AM »

Well I agree you should write a book. Your insight and clever way of explaining things I think would be refreshing to someone else facing the same hardships, as well as, help explain the process. I think your humor would help other patients cope and could be an important part of their cure. Try not to scare them too much if you write a book. smile


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« Reply #114 on: April 17, 2010, 02:31:23 AM »

I am done with my treatments!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO glad to hear that!!! Even though it's been a tough journey, I'm sure there are many wonderful, positive things you can take away from all this (I'm sure you can already think of many), and as time goes on, I'm sure you'll find more and more positive things from having gone through this.

Life is a journey, and everything that happens can be a beautiful thing if you choose it to be!  big grin


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« Reply #115 on: April 20, 2010, 07:04:18 PM »

wow. What a remarkable, humbling, inspirational story. So glad you were open with your children. We so often underestimate what they can handle and how much love and healing they have to offer. They deserve honesty.

Prayers and much love. You are an inspiration.

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« Reply #116 on: July 09, 2010, 06:09:50 PM »

Very interesting information - you can see 2 trailers in this first page.



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« Reply #117 on: July 09, 2010, 10:04:04 PM »

I too think you should write a book. I love your sense of humor and your style of writing. I felt as if I was there with you:) You will remain in my prayers and it is so great to hear that you are done with your treatments!!! Take Care:)

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